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Change of Command Parade 1982
Photos from the collection of RSM Martin McCumber, courtesy his son Guy McCumber.

A Change of Command Parade is a formal handing over of command from one officer to another; it marks the pinnacle of an officer's regimental career, though many Commanding Officers go on to greater challenges at higher levels outside the Regiment proper.  The occasion is an opportunity for a Regiment to give thanks to their leader, and vice versa, often in the form of gifts and presentations.  

There is a contrast here between the Change of Command in 1979 and this one; all troops are dressed in Fighting Order - the combat unit with web gear.  The Colour Party is dressed in "CFs" and the Pipes and Drums in Full Dress.  The basket-hilted Highland sword (incorrectly and widely called a "Claymore") is used for the ritual of handing over command;   Colonely Blakely (former CO of the Calgary Highlanders himself from 1974-1976) passes the sword from Lieutenant Colonel PF Hughes to Lieutenant Colonel JE Fletcher.

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Inspection and March Past

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Handover and Signing Ceremony

1982coc7.jpg (66922 bytes) 1982coc8.jpg (68582 bytes) Presentation of gifts by RSM McCumber.
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